Mesa County Jail Ministry looking for books

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- One’s own personal faith can be an important aspect of their life, but if sent to jail, like more than 560 inmates currently in Mesa County, going to a church isn't an option.

A group of more than 70 volunteers believes there is hope to use faith as a tool for change.

The Jail Ministry Program works 24/7 to help every inmate practice whichever religion they chose.

They provide Bible studies, bibles, reading glasses, and counseling sessions.

"We have any religion you can think of, we usually have an inmate of that particular religion and part of my job is to make sure that they have the materials and people available to help them with their faith,” said Douglas Winter, Chaplin at the Mesa County Jail.

They are asking for donations of Bibles and both fiction and nonfiction books to help fill their jail library.

You can donate money on their website, a link is to the right of this article. You can also donate books at the jail, located at 215 Rice St, Grand Junction, CO 81503.

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